The case for community energy

Planning now to realise the energy system of the future
The case for community energy
Join us to debate the development and direction of community energy in the UK as we launch our new report Community Energy 2.0, alongside a Community Energy Manifesto signed by a wide range of organisations.

Is community energy on the edge of a new era? 

Two opening blogs: 
-- Why isn't community energy playing a bigger part in the UK's energy system? 
-- Five ways community energy provides social benefits to local people



 

Cut heat demand by 40%

A one-step approach to net zero energy homes
Cut heat demand by 40%


The UK could significantly cut consumer energy bills and reduce its carbon emissions and gas demand using the Dutch ‘Energiesprong’ (energy leap) approach to retrofitting homes, according to our new report. 

Reinventing retrofit: how to scale up home energy efficiency in the UK 
Press release

Decarbonising land use

How to cut emissions from agriculture and land
Decarbonising land use
With input from an expert steering group, chaired by Sir Graham Wynne, our new project explores options for immediate policy action as well as longer term interventions to ensure that land use and agriculture play their full part in cutting emissions in the UK.

Read our blog: 'It's time to include land use in climate policy'

Find out more about the project

Better connected

Why the UK must prioritise interconnection with Europe
Better connected
Our new analysis shows how much the UK benefits from its trade in electricity with European countries. Amidst a faltering nuclear strategy and fears of a no deal Brexit, we stress the need to maintain and grow cross border electricity trade. 

Better connected: how the UK can make the most of low cost, low carbon energy from Europe 
Press release 

New frontier for climate action by cities

New frontier for climate action by cities
Cities could play a much bigger role in cutting carbon, addressing up to twice as many emissions, if they joined together to tackle the climate impact of their consumption and influence global supply chains.

In the case of beef, responsible for almost 10% of global emissions, we show that collaboration between groups of cities across the world could lower the climate impact of their beef consumption by over 60%.

Our infographic highlights the key findings of the report
See the full analysis: City consumption: the new opportunity for climate action
Press release 

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